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1st Sunday of Advent : Reflection on Stewardship by Canon John Weatherill


Stewardship by Canon John Weatherill

Archbishop Peter Smith mentions in his Pastoral letter for the Advent Season 2016, that he has “found it so encouraging and uplifting to find vibrant parish communities and first class schools which live out the Gospel in many different ways – in the development of evangelisation teams, “Stewardship” groups, prayer groups, and outreach to the poor and homeless by fulfilling the corporal and spiritual works of mercy in their respective communities amongst many other good works…”

This is very much echoed in Fr. John’s reflection wherein he helps us to understand Stewardship

 

Stewardship is a spirituality that is accessible to everyone, as the concept of gratitude to God for his personal gifts to us in our lives acts as a focus and provides the right language for our people’s lived faith.

 

It can resonate with their own lives, their responsibilities, character and experiences.

 

It provides the vocabulary and spiritual imagery to describe, affirm, sustain and promote much of what we already do in our parishes and thus provides a cohesion that may still be lacking in our lived discipleship”